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13 Aug 2015 description

The poor nutritional status of children and women has been a serious problem in Ethiopia for many years. Acute and chronic malnutrition are most prevalent, with half of Ethiopian children chronically malnourished and one in ten wasted. East Hararghe (EH) is within the Ethiopian Region of Oromiya. The objective of this study was to provide a greater level of understanding of the possible causes of acute malnutrition of children 6 - 59 months in 3 livelihood zones in two districts / woredas (Fedis and Kersa) of East Harerghe Zone.

23 Feb 2015 description

In 2014, the Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) allocated some US$18.3 million, covering a wide range of responses from treatment of malnutrition, to emergency water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, NFI and agriculture projects. During the year, significant support was also provided to refugees particularly to South Sudanese asylum seekers that crossed the border seeking for protection and humanitarian assistance. In addition, support to common services including the humanitarian air service and common pipelines for nutrition programmes were funded.

06 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

  • The general year to year inflation which is based on comparison of current and last year similar month Consumer Price Index, stood at 6.2% for November 2014. The food part of the inflation rate was 4.7% and the non-food 7.3%. In December 2014, the general inflation rate stood at 7.1% comprised of food inflation at 6.5% and non-food inflation at 7.9%.

22 Jan 2015 description

December 2014 marked the first anniversary of the South Sudan conflict as efforts to restore peace and stability in Africa’s newest State continue.

One year since thousands of South Sudanese mostly women and children fled to seek refuge in Ethiopia, and in particular in the Gambella Region, the Government of Ethiopia, UNHCR and partners have been responding to the refugee emergency amid challenges.

05 Jan 2015 description

The 2014 meher humanitarian needs assessment teams concluded the assessment on 21 December.
Assessment results, coupled with a five-year sector and weather trends analysis, and preliminary seasonal forecast by the National Meteorological Agency (NMA) will be used to project humanitarian needs in 2015. The launch of the 2015 Humanitarian Requirements Document is tentatively scheduled for the last week of January.

The 2014 HRD was funded at 58 per cent, including $50.7 million carried over from 2013 and $67 million from the PSNP’s Risk Financing Mechanism.

05 Jan 2015 description

Addis Ababa. 29 December 2014 – Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the World Health Organization Country Office for Ethiopia (WCO) joined forces in the effort to heighten Ebola virus disease (EDV) preparedness in Ethiopia. KOICA’s support to WHO will contribute to strengthening the capacity of the Ethiopian health system to prepare for Ebola in line with the country’s EVD outbreak preparedness plan.

01 Jan 2015 description

Maize is the most widely consumed cereal by the rural poor. Sorghum is generally one of the cheapest cereals. Teff is also very important throughout the country. The most important markets for teff are the large cities including Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Mekele, and Dire Dawa. Addis Abada is the capital city, and Dire Dawa, Mekele, and Jijiga are major towns in the eastern, mainly food insecure, parts of the country. Bahir Dar is a major town in a surplus producing area.

31 Dec 2014 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The 2014 Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) funding strategy prioritized lifesaving interventions with limited engagements in livelihood support. Despite significant needs across all sectors, the humanitarian response in Ethiopia remained underfunded given more high-profile emergencies around the world during the year. As a result, the national Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) was only 58 per cent funded at the end of the year.

31 Dec 2014 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi. The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

WASH

30 Dec 2014 description

Summary

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some CHF 1.05m to enable the IFRC to support the Ethiopia Red Cross to deliver assistance and support to a total of some 34,365 people with a focus on reducing the health risks of the South Sudan refugee population and host communities in Gambella through the provision of first aid and community-based health in Leitchour camp, Ningnang and Pagak entry point. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this point of the evolving operation.

30 Dec 2014 description

Asefa Mideksa

Addis Ababa December 27/2014 Promising results have gained in pastoralist communities in the education and health sectors through implementation of schemes appropriate to the lifestyle and culture of the communities, the Ministries of Education and Health said.